Monday, July 1, 2013

Mango Berry Pineapple Quilt

I spent the weekend sewing. I finished 2 quilts, one for the jelly roll book and another for the Pineapple Trim Tool. The pineapple quilt goes up to Checker Distributors for their quilted "wall of fame". This wall has a quilt made for the Creative Grids rulers designed by quilters like me. Here is my Mango Berry Pineapple Quilt, pieced, quilted, bound and ready to be mailed. I am preparing a Cut Loose Pattern for this quilt and it will be available about mid-August.


I used Andover's Many Eyes Looking fabrics for the blocks and a yard of butterfly print I found in my stash for the border (who knows how long it had been there). I was just happy to be using up something from my stash. Then I pulled out a bright gold rose print from the stash for the backing and when I read the info on the selvedge I was surprised to see the fabric was designed by my good quilting friend in England, Barbara Chainey. Happiness is a finished quilt and 2 pieces of fabric out of the stash and into a quilt.

The pineapple blocks are 10" and the borders are 5". I was able to use the backing fabric without having to seam it together. I quilted it on my new Brother sewing machine and used i cute little round, clear plastic foot with a hole in the middle (kind of like a donut) that is meant for echo quilting. I did a meander quilting pattern but the round foot is perfect for any kind of free motion machine quilting. I made the entire quilt in a week. Love that Pineapple Trim Tool www.jeanannquilts.com. No math, no measuring and NO paper piecing, and a perfect block every time. 

You will have to wait until the jelly roll book is out to see the other quilt I finished. We are tossing around names for the book. I like Jelly Roll Jambalaya. What do you think?

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